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December 27th

PSC plans for the future

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Last month I was elected to a third term on the Public Service Commission representing PSC District 5, the North Louisiana seat. I thank all those who voted for me or otherwise supported my candidacy.

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Staying thankful for the New Year

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Let me say it: Happy New Year. This is not just a wish. Wishes are from humans and have little substance. We have in place a guarantee, even if we don’t see or feel something better in our meager terms.
You shall have a better New Year. It can start today. Just allowing past promises to happen eliminates “wishing.” Something “better” is right around the corner. Humans cannot “wish” into existence that which our Father has promised.

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Changing your asset allocation

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Asset allocation is a time-tested strategy that can help take the guesswork out of choosing investments for your portfolio. Instead of putting all your eggs in one basket, you spread your eggs (dollars) among a variety of baskets (stocks, bonds and cash). The baskets can be further divided within each type of investment.

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Consider these New Year’s financial resolutions

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Now that 2015 is upon us, you may be thinking about making some New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps you’ll decide to take up a musical instrument, or hit the gym more often, or even learn a new language. All these are worthy goals, of course — but you could also gain some key benefits by working to achieve some financial resolutions.
Here are a few to consider:

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Healthier people will have higher lifetime medical costs

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Question: I am relatively young, healthy and I take very good care of myself. Yet I am in a group health insurance plan with lots of older people, many of whom do not appear to care about their health at all. Will my rates go down once some of these people retire?
Answer: I don’t think you’re going to like this answer.

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New Year’s resolution event at Gibson’s

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The public is invited to attend “New Year’s Resolutions Day” at Gibson’s Natural Grocer from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday as they host several local gyms and fitness clinics in Gibson’s Community Room.
Each will have a table providing information on their program so that you can easily shop around and ask questions to determine which is the best one to meet your 2015 health and fitness goals.
There will also be plenty of product samples from Gibson’s various vendors and a giveaway or two to boot.

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December 26th

Lasting peace in a chaotic time

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Christmas Day 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of an event known as “The Christmas Truce.”
The scene was described by a British soldier, Captain A. D. Chater, in a letter written to his mother. In his letter, Captain Chater shares something astonishing.

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Tech football finds success in the classroom as well as on the field

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Success for Louisiana Tech University’s football program is not just measured in TDs and FGs — it’s also measured in GPAs and GSRs.
The commitment that student-athletes and coaches for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have made to progress and success in the classroom has resulted in some of the highest graduation and academic performance rates in the State of Louisiana and among Conference USA schools.

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Caney Lake Good Sams Club News

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“Merry Christmas” greeted the Caney Lake Good Sammers as hosts Pat and Joe Dickson and Vickie and Fred Benefield welcomed the group into the festively decorated home of the Benefields. 
Everyone was encouraged to choose a place at one of the tables to visit until the business meeting began.
When all had arrived, President Carolyn Estes called the meeting of Good Sammers to order.  Joe Dickson led the opening prayer and President Estes led the Pledge of Allegiance. 
The minutes were read by Pat Dickson and she announced that fourteen rigs had answered roll call. 

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Officials to swear in

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Swearing-in ceremonies for newly elected city and district officials begin Wednesday and continue through early January.
The events are largely traditional because the legal oath taking happens when the new officials sign paperwork from the Louisiana secretary of state’s office that includes their respective oath of office, Ruston City Attorney Bill Carter said.
“That’s the real oath of office that they take,” Carter said.

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